You try to eat seasonally, you shop locally -- what's next? Maybe it's
time to offer your pets the goodness of family-farm produced food. Many
veterinarians are now advocating for more nutritious and appropriate
food for cats and dogs. Researchers are finding that animals that are
fed a raw diet demonstrate a slowed rate of aging and fewer degenerative
diseases as compared to pets fed typical store-bought foods.
Both dogs and cats are carnivores, and thus can benefit from the enzymes,
unadultered amino acids, and antioxidants found in raw foods,
particularly raw meat. Unlike humans, dogs and cats have digestive
systems that are well suited to assimilating raw meat. Lucky for them
(and their owners) the naturally high acidity of their systems prevents
microbes from causing havoc. Some dog trainers say that serving dogs raw
meats even occasionally can be beneficial.
As people begin to pay more attention to the types of food they feed
their pets, LocalHarvest members have begun to provide more natural
options. Several LocalHarvest farmers are now selling raw meat for pets
throught their LocalHarvest stores. Our current offerings include
various cuts of chicken, goat, lamb, and beef. We also have several new
members who are making dog biscuits
. These are
gourmet treats in fancy flavors including salmon, cheddar, peanut
butter. Wouldn't your favorite dog love to try some?
Naturally grown meats and other ingredients for a healthy
diet for your pets.